by Lorena Rodgers
Magrath High School will host its opening basketball tournament this weekend with the Zenith Classic, and this year is featuring something new.
As well as eight boys’ Varsity basketball teams from our school division and around the province, this year will have a four-team Junior Varsity tournament as well.
“There aren’t many tournaments around for JV teams,” said MHS vice-principal Darryl Christensen. “We just want to give them a chance to play.”
The Varsity tournament has a draw and will have awards and prizes. The JV tournament will be round robin play without any awards.
Varsity tournament guests are Raymond Comets, Cardston Cougars, LCI Rams, Centennial Coyotes from Calgary, Bev Facey Falcons from Sherwood Park and Ernest Manning Griffins from Calgary.
JV guests are Raymond, Kainai Warriors and Ernest Manning. All JV games will be played in the auditorium.
The Varsity Zeniths won the Classic last year as well as five other times since 2000.